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Out of curiosity, what might that be? I haven't found an OSX application that did not have a rival in the Windows world.
since when does rival have any meaning.

chargers are a rival of the raiders... chargers have been blowing out the raiders for several years.


you guys use your games.. well... mostly just for FPS #'s on games. i use mine as a tool rather a toy. Guess what, i like using tools that are easier to use rather than ones that are harder to use. who'da thunk that!?!?!?
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That's how I see it (thus how I didn't put development under OS X, because C++ is my language of choice, not Objective-C). Not considering hardware and cost.

The mere fact that there are areas where they don't overlap in functionality pretty much justifies all of their existences for me.
Wait, what? Why is "just works" included in Windows? Linux (for me anyways) "just works" in many more cases that Windows... frankly, Windows is usually much more pain to set up. In Linux, pretty much everything works out-of-box (though I have to mention that, apart from proprietary graphics drivers which are quickly fetched, setting up any hardware/drivers that don't work out-of-box is usually makes Windows feel like the most user-friendly OS in existence), whereas my last installation of XP wasn't much easier than my most recent installation of Windows 98 - do the basic hunt for drivers and then get all your apps set up sometimes the most painful way possible.

Having said that, even though I may come out a little fanboyish as far as Linux is concerned as I'm a bit of an OSS advocate and am trying really hard to learn my way around Linux... I still feel more like at home when using Windows.
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How about some game benchmarks in all 3? Oh wait....
Haha nice, except pc gaming is slowly going down the ****ter thanks to microsoft. Their games for windows is a crappy program. No incentive for devs to create games for the pc.

Anyway, if ati and nvidia keep introducing these 300 - 400 cards that provide no value, I really can't see pc gaming keeping up with consoles.
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Wait, what? Why is "just works" included in Windows? Linux (for me anyways) "just works" in many more cases that Windows... frankly, Windows is usually much more pain to set up. In Linux, pretty much everything works out-of-box (though I have to mention that, apart from proprietary graphics drivers which are quickly fetched, setting up any hardware/drivers that don't work out-of-box is usually makes Windows feel like the most user-friendly OS in existence), whereas my last installation of XP wasn't much easier than my most recent installation of Windows 98 - do the basic hunt for drivers and then get all your apps set up sometimes the most painful way possible.

Having said that, even though I may come out a little fanboyish as far as Linux is concerned as I'm a bit of an OSS advocate and am trying really hard to learn my way around Linux... I still feel more like at home when using Windows.
I dunno, I couldn't think of anything else to put there. I really can't think of much that both OS X and Windows have, that Linux can't really compete against. Maybe non-free software?

I remember when I had to install XP on a SATA HDD in my brother's box... very not fun times. I installed Kubuntu for the meantime, and my brother didn't touch the computer for a week

But IMO, don't let OSS get over your head. Being a zealot will only deprive you of proven non-OSS software/technology. I use Opera even under Linux, and it doesn't make it any less of a good browswer for me.
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Haha nice, except pc gaming is slowly going down the ****ter thanks to microsoft. Their games for windows is a crappy program. No incentive for devs to create games for the pc.

Anyway, if ati and nvidia keep introducing these 300 - 400 cards that provide no value, I really can't see pc gaming keeping up with consoles.
Yeah, because my $200 (now $150) hd4850 wasn't a value at all .
Let me tell you, my friends that play Call of Duty 4 on the 360 have come over my house and saw me playing it on my computer, they practically shat themselves when they saw how good Call of Duty 4 looked on all high settings 1680x1050 2x AA.

Plus most PC games do not actually use games for windows live crap. Lots of games do have the games for windows branding on the case, but they do not actually use games for windows live (which is now free by the way, Microsoft finally saw that PC gamers will not pay to play online.) except for Halo 2, Shadowrun, and Gears of War.
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Haha nice, except pc gaming is slowly going down the ****ter thanks to microsoft. Their games for windows is a crappy program. No incentive for devs to create games for the pc.

Anyway, if ati and nvidia keep introducing these 300 - 400 cards that provide no value, I really can't see pc gaming keeping up with consoles.
games for windows is free, it is gold for pc FOR FREE, it has achievements and crap for it as well
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